Ryan defends budget in face of Catholic critics By Dan Merica and Kate Bolduan, CNN Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan defended his proposed federal budget on Thursday against criticism from some Catholics, who say it violates their tradition’s teaching by putting an undue burden on the poor. Ryan, a Catholic who chairs the House Budget Committee, […]
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Washington D.C., Apr 20, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA).- The U.S. bishops voiced concerns that proposed budget cuts for the 2013 fiscal year could adversely impact the most vulnerable members of society. In an April 16 letter, Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, […]
Vatican City, Apr 25, 2012 / 10:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On April 25, Pope Benedict XVI told over 20,000 pilgrims that they must commit themselves to works of charity, without neglecting prayer as a source of spiritual life. “Without daily prayer,” Pope Benedict said in his Wednesday morning general audience in St. Peter’s Square, “our […]
Analysis: Paul Ryan’s not-very-Catholic Catholic budget David Gibson | Apr 26, 2012 | (RNS) Give Congressman Paul Ryan credit for persistence. The Wisconsin Republican and architect of the GOP’s budget plan has spent a month arguing that his party’s proposals to cut programs for the needy while sparing the Defense Department and not raising taxes […]
Vatican City, Apr 13, 2012 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics can proclaim the Gospel through their acts of service for others, the Pope’s director of charitable activities said as he presented a new book on the Church’s volunteer efforts. “We are just doing what Jesus has done for us,” said Cardinal Robert Sarah, president […]